Is there any way to use an external hard drive to create a boot disk?

by on March 26, 2009

Q: Is there any way to use an external hard drive to create a boot disk so I can wipe my computer and just use the external hard drive to get windows back? I’ve got windows xp and several trojans. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.


4 Responses to “Is there any way to use an external hard drive to create a boot disk?”
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    Do you have an XP install disk?

     
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    no i bought the laptop off a relative with it already on there. thats one of the reasons it’s so clogged, hasn’t been cleared out in years. i could probably get it though, will i need it?

     
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    Yeah, you’re not going to be able to do a fresh install of windows without it. I’d suggest just dumping all your important files to your external drive, unplugging the external drive and then just doing a fresh install from the windows xp cd.

     
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    And that’ll wipe the virus, along with anything else i dont need? Thanx for the help, i’ll get right on it.